Dr. Hodges is an Associate Professor of Economics at Western Washington University, where he serves as a director of the university’s Center for Economic and Business Research. In addition to his work at the university, Hart is a registered investment advisor and President of Waycross Investment Management Company. His academic research interests include natural resource economics and environmental policy, health economics, and regional economic development. Hart volunteers his time on several boards and through the Center helps a variety of non-profit organizations.

Hart is a past president of the Association of University Business and Economic Research and a member of the National Association of Business Economists. He is currently on the board of the Northwest Workforce Development Council in Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest Regional Economics Conference. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, his Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University, and his BA from Williams College.